Dating sites are everywhere these days. They’ve gone from something that was considered slightly seedy a decade ago, to widely accepted across all demographic groups today. You can hear about dating websites on morning talk shows, in college dorms, in corporate board rooms and in retirement homes. Fully 66 percent of people who are single and actively seeking a partner have used online dating sites. Upward of 59 percent of internet users agree that online dating is a good way to meet people.
But even if we have entered a sort of golden age for internet dating, that doesn’t mean there aren’t certain universal rules to dating that still apply.
So if you’re like me, and you find hot young Russian girls irresistible, you would do almost anything to meet them. And in this era of easy internet access for virtually everyone around the world, your options are almost limitless, when it comes to websites where you can post your profile and scope out thousands of Russian women’s photos.
But here’s the thing: they’re looking at your profile as well. And if it ever seems like you might not be getting as many responses as you would like–hell, who wouldn’t like a few more responses–well, there might some reasons why. Here are some common mistakes and easy fixes:
Using canned responses. There are advice blogs on how to date a Russian girl that recommend copy and pasting canned responses, but I couldn’t disagree more. For starters, can’t you tell if someone is being personal or just responding in general? To me it’s really super obvious. Worse, people who write to you with nothing more than a “Hey.” Or “What’s up.” No. Just, no. Guys like me can’t even imagine how many responses these Russian teen babes are getting on a daily basis. If I were them, I would instantly trash any one-word responses.
Solution: personalization. You’ve got to make yourself stand out from the crowd. How do you do that? Comment on something specific in her profile! It’s the online equivalent of listening: people love it when we pay attention to them and their thing.
Limiting your possibilities. So, yes, I can be honest: when I go on a Russian chat video website and scan the profiles, they usually break down like this: there are several worth a second look, a few I wouldn’t mind chatting with, and one or two I really want to get to know better. A big mistake would be to limit your emails only to the top one or two you find attractive.
Solution: shotgun style. Send emails to all the ones that even remotely possible. Especially if you’re looking for Russian women for marriage, you don’t want to keep your sights set only on the hottest supermodel on a Russian wives dating site. Besides, you might find a 7 or an 8 to be more compatible than a 9 or a 10.
Closing the door. There are guys who can carry on a conversation in real life, no problem, but who don’t leave a girl any room to respond when chatting online.
Solution: open-ended questions. This is so easy as to be brainless, but really most of us take some time to learn it. After you say a few introductory things about yourself, or even if you’re chatting back and forth about whatever, end with a question! Help her write back to you! Make it easy for her to continue talking with you! It can be as easy as “What are your plans for the weekend? What other bands do you like besides ___? What’s your favorite thing to do in the summer?”
Overall, these are some simple steps you can take that will help improve your response rate. Happy hunting!